Awesome! 6 Natural Remedies for Insomnia That Work a Treat!
Is there a natural cure for insomnia that actually works? My wife suffers badly from this problem.
I need help.
Insomnia is described as the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep or waking up still feeling tired. The recommended amount of sleep for each person should be between 7-9 hours per night, yet the average is only 6 1/2 hours. What's more, 30-40% of adults say they have difficulty sleeping, so you're wife is not alone George. This is actually a very common problem.
Thankfully though, insomnia is quite easy to fix (yes it really is!). Here's the top 6 ways to cure this sleep disorder without having to resort to dangerous and habit forming pharmaceuticals...
#1. Calcium and Magnesium: Magnesium and calcium supplementation is definitely your number one go to remedy for insomnia. In fact, this one is so simple and so effective that I'm surprized doctors aren't encouraged to prescribe this to their patients first instead of those horrible sleeping tablets.
Calcium and magnesium are potent sleep boosters and natural sleep aids, but they work much better and are more effective when taken together. Most calcium/magnesium supplements on the market are not highly absorbable, which is why many insomnia sufferers who try this remedy don't get the results they're looking for.
The only calcium/magnesium supplement that really works for insomnia and sleep disorders is a product called Natural Calm. The calcium and magnesium contained in Natural Calm is highly absorbable and when taken about an hour before bedtime, helps you to relax and fall asleep with ease. It works really does work a treat!
In addition, the combined and synergistic nutrients contained in this drink are all vital for your overall health and longevity, so get set to enjoy this extra benefit as well!
Here's what Natural Calm looks like... Natural Calm Plus Calcium Relaxant Drink
#2. Melatonin: Melatonin is the hormone in the body that controls sleep, so it makes perfect sense that taking natural melatonin will help induce sleep. This is one of the "tried and true" natural remedies for insomnia that most naturopathic physicians and herbalists recommend. Another natural sleep aid that works amazingly well!
Here's some of the best melatonin supplements on the market at the moment... Melatonin Tablets
. For dosage amounts, follow the recommendations listed on the bottle.
#3. Valerian and Chamomile: Valerian and chamomile are two of the most common herbs prescribed for insomnia. They're both terrific natural relaxants and work extremely well for anyone suffering with sleeping problems.
You can buy valerian
in capsule or tincture form (some capsules actually come with added melatonin). The capsules are definitely the preferred option as the tincture doesn't taste all that good. With the chamomile, a cup of organic chamomile tea
an hour or two before bed will do the trick.
#4. Cherries and Bananas: Cherries contain good amounts of melatonin, along with the relaxing amino acid L-tryptophan. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Botany found that simply eating a handful of cherries 2-3 hours before retiring to bed will help you sleep better. Tart cherries are considered the best but if you can't find these then any type of cherries will do. You can have the cherries in either solid or juiced form.
Bananas are rich in the muscle relaxants magnesium, potassium and tryptophan, along with vitamin B6, which the body uses to make melatonin. Simply eat an overripe banana (overripe bananas are the most beneficial) about an hour before bed to get yourself some welcomed sleep.
#5. Raw Honey and Apple Cider vinegar (ACV): Both raw honey and apple cider vinegar have been used to promote restful sleep since ancient times. And the great thing about these foods is they're cheap, non habit forming and come with no side effects. Cal Orey, author of "The Healing Powers of Vinegar," recommends you combine two teaspoons of ACV with a teaspoon of organic raw honey
to successfully treat insomnia. Just make sure the honey is organic raw honey and the apple cider vinegar is raw ACV with the "mother" apple
(very important). Because of the processing involved with commercial honey's and ACV's, using the processed varieties will actually give you the opposite effect!
Note: If you don't like the taste of the liquid ACV you can always substitute it for the capsules. These work equally as well.
#6. Other Things To Do And Avoid So You Get a Good Nights Sleep:
a. Exercise: Exercise helps make you sleep. Just don't do it close to bedtime or you'll find yourself still "wired" instead of tired!
b. Avoid Caffeine After 3pm: Caffeine is a powerful brain and body stimulant. This is definitely something you don't need when trying to sleep.
c. Avoid Refined and Processed Foods: Processed foods contain artificial additives and "excitotoxins" such as aspartame, MSG and high fructose corn syrup. And refined foods are laced with sugar galore! None of these will help you get a good nights sleep.
d. Avoid Milk: Yes, some websites recommend you drink a glass of warm milk before bed to help you sleep. This would be good advice if you had access to milk straight from a cow. However, processed milk and processed milk products are toxic gunk that clog up your body (and brain) and wont help you to sleep better one little bit!
e. Do Some Meditation Or Yoga Daily: Meditation and yoga help to relax your body and mind. 20-30 minutes per day is about all you need. Just try and do it in the late afternoon or early evening if you can so that way you're calm and relaxed leading up to bedtime.
So there you have it. Hopefully these tips help you and your wife out George!
Good luck and all the best to you.